Indirect Fired Water Bath Heaters

Indirect Fired Water Bath Heaters for Natural Gas

Linc Energy represents OGI Process Equipment, Inc., the manufacturer of TERI indirect fired water bath heaters that heat natural gas and prevent hydrate formation.

Water Bath Heaters

Indirect fired water bath heaters are used in the oil and natural gas industry for a variety of applications including heating natural gas and preventing hydrate formation. TERI products include natural draft and forced draft water bath heaters and glycol dehydrators and are typically used when process temperatures do not exceed 170 degrees F.

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Indirect Fired Water Bath Heaters

The traditional horizontal TERI heater contains a heater shell, a vessel that houses a process coil, fire tube, and heated media. The submerged fire tube heats the surrounding heat media (a mixture of ethylene or propylene glycol and water) which in turn heats the process stream within the process coil. An expansion tank is engineered to minimize internal corrosion within the heater shell.

Forced Draft Horizontal Heaters

The TERI brand forced draft heaters are found in gas processing, oil and gas refining and other industrial and utility applications. The heaters are customizable and can be designed in single, double and triple burner configurations, with capacities ranging from 1MM – 15 BTU/hr. The design facilitates fine-tuning of the air-to-fuel ratio to achieve lower emissions and combustion efficiency.

Vertical 

verticalThe vertical unit is more attractive, quieter and takes up less square footage than traditional horizontal units. OGI Process Equipment's vertical heater is an adaptation of their horizontal glycol-water bath heater. The vertical unit is more attractive, quieter and takes up less square footage than traditional horizontal units. The enclosure is fully customizable to the client's needs and the instrumentation is inside the enclosure, keeping instruments from harsh weather. The fire tube is engineered to transfer heat efficiently to the surrounding heat media.

Common applications include:
  • Heating natural gas upstream of a pressure regulator to eliminate the frost formation typically occurring after the pressure has been reduced
  • Preventing hydrate formation in well stream fluids
  • Heating well stream fluids prior to phase separation
  • Heating process streams to maintain fluid viscosity at a minimum to reduce HP pumping requirements
  • Heating critical feedstocks that require tightly controlled film to bulk temperature differentials
  • Heating turbine fuel gases to maintain a given dew point temperature
Indirect Fired Water Bath Heaters for Natural Gas